1965 Photo Contest, Photo Stories, 2nd prize

Matt Herron

18 November, 2013

Anthony Quinn (5) from McComb is comforted by Dr. June Finer, a member of the Medical Committee for Human Rights, after a U.S. patrolman wrenched a flag his hands. Anthony had been sitting with his mother Aylene and three brothers and sisters on the steps of the Governor's mansion in Jackson, Mississippi, to protest the seating of five congressmen from districts where blacks could not vote.

About the photographer

Matt Herron

Matt Herron studied photography in Rochester as a private student of Minor White, and then worked as a writer and photographer for the American Friends Service Committee in Phila...

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